We will keep you posted on RTX 3060 availability throughout the week.
If you’re still dead set on securing an RTX 3060, Origin is one of the few system builders taking orders on systems that can be customized with the hard to get GPU. Keep in mind that these PCs are looking at about a three-week lead time for deliveries.
Well, much like every other graphics card launch we’ve seen recently, this looks like another disappointing moment for anyone looking to upgrade or build a new gaming PC. I’d recommend picking up lesser alternatives, but there are next to no cards out there no matter how low you are prepared to go.
One option would be to go for a pre-built system, although here we’d definitely recommend upgrading to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, which simply has a bit more oomph behind it.
As Jorge rightly asks, why are some of these cards so expensive? The RTX 3060 should be a ‘budget’ offering, if $329 can really be considered budget.
There’s no Founders Edition of the RTX 3060, so the Nvidia shop is just linking through to online retailers that may have had stock at some point. There’s something about the Nvidia green on those Check Availability buttons that gives you a sense of hope that maybe, just maybe, there is stock.
There’s a load of RTX 3060s listed over on Box.co.uk but the pricing for all of them is down as £TBC now, which probably means you’re out of luck for grabbing one.
It’s a waiting game at B&H Photo as more and more GPUs are slowly becoming available for sale (selling out) throughout the hour. Here’s the list of RTX 3060s currently available on the site.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how brilliant this Overclockers screen is? I mean it’s not a page you want to find yourself on when trying to buy a graphics card, but we couldn’t help but smile a little.
Has anyone had any luck getting an RTX 3060 for themselves? We’ve seen precious few out there. Here we are 30 mins after the official launch and I’m guessing that if you don’t have one by now, you probably won’t find one now.
Amazon US more or less telling us what you’re going to expect trying to track down an RTX 3060 this afternoon.
Micro Center seems to have stock, but only for in-store customers. We’ve just called through to see what the deal is and it’s purely on a first-come, first-served basis.
Scan looks like they have three different models in stock, but once you click through on them, you end up searching for the buy button in vain.
The cards that were briefly out were rocking some alarming price tags. We know graphics cards are in high demand right now, but £399.99 for this card doesn’t make a lot of sense. Well they wouldn’t make sense if it wasn’t for the fact that you can’t get anything else right now.
It looks like the pressure is getting to the Ebuyer hamster.
If you like to add a bit more luck to proceedings, you can always try your hand at the Newegg shuffle (what a time to be alive)
These RTX 3060s are coming in a bit more expensive than the recommended retail price would suggest. The cheapest we’ve seen so far on Best Buy is this EVGA card that will set you back $389:
The RTX 3060 review embargo has already lifted, so be sure to check out our review of the Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 12GB Twin Edge. You can’t buy the cards just yet, that embargo lifts at 9am PT (12pm ET / 5pm UK).
Note that there is no Founders Edition for the GeForce RTX 3060, so you won’t be able to buy these cards directly from Nvidia or from a site that it’s set up to look after such things.